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Poster: bigshot Date: Dec 28, 2004 8:27pm
Forum: movies Subject: Contributing Films to the Archive


My family recently discovered a large batch of 16mm films that were shot by my grandfather and great uncles between 1928 and 1940. The footage includes brief shots of the Pasadena Rose Parade in the early 1930s, Ford Trimotor airplanes, biplanes and zeppelins in flight over Europe, cross-Atlantic sea trips, the Statue of Liberty and New York harbor in the early 1930s, the Chrysler Building, Panama Canal, various places in England, Scotland and Sweden, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Pan Pacific fair in Los Angeles, the Pan American Exhibition in San Francisco, Big Sur, my family's woolen mill in downtown Los Angeles and numerous shot of streets in South Pasadena in the 20s and 30s.

We have had the film professionally transferred to DVD and we are in the process of identifying and logging all of the footage. Is this something your archive would be interested in? I would be happy to send you a DVD and log as soon as we complete it. Let me know.


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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Dec 29, 2004 3:36am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Contributing Films to the Archive

This would be wonderful and of interest to many people. Please send it in.

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Poster: simon c Date: Dec 29, 2004 4:35am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Contributing Films to the Archive

What Rick says! I imagine you can send it in to the mailing address on the Contact page:

..or you can email info at archive dot org if you want to discuss it further.